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Trump on Brexit: Britain better off without the EU

Washington - Donald Trump has said Britain would be better off outside the European Union, just weeks after US President Barack Obama travelled to London to warn against a Brexit.

British seaside town approves second homes ban

London - Residents of an English seaside town regularly swamped by tourists in the summer have voted for a ban on new holiday homes, in a referendum that could set a precedent for similar picturesque spots.

Scottish nationalists win, Corbyn hangs on in UK local polls

London - Scottish nationalists won a third term in power but lost their outright majority Friday in one of a series of local and regional elections seen as a key test for Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Australian refuses to give more proof he created Bitcoin

London - Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright on Thursday said he would not provide further proof to back up his claim that he created Bitcoin, saying he was "not strong enough" for the public scrutiny."I believed that I could do this.

Brexit would make UK 'less attractive' for Japanese companies: Abe

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday warned that Britain would become "less attractive" for Japanese investment if it votes to leave the European Union in a membership referendum in June.

London's contrasting mayoral hopefuls: Goldsmith and Khan

London - The favourites to become London's new mayor on Thursday are two completely contrasting candidates: Zac Goldsmith, the son of a tycoon financier, and Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan.

London looks set to elect first Muslim mayor

London - London was on track to become the first EU capital with a Muslim mayor as voters went to the polls Thursday after a bitter campaign between Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservatives and the opposition Labour party.

London set to elect Muslim mayor Khan after divisive campaign

London - Opposition Labour lawmaker Sadiq Khan is on course to become the new mayor of London and the first Muslim leader of an EU capital, final opinion polls suggested Wednesday, despite attempts to link him to extremists.

In U-turn, Britain to let in more Syrian child refugees

London - Britain will admit a limited number of child refugees who have travelled alone from Syria to Europe, Prime Minister David Cameron announced Wednesday, in a U-turn on the politically-charged issue of migration.

Norway helicopter crash due to technical failure: Investigators

Oslo - The crash of a Super Puma helicopter off the coast of Norway last week that killed all 13 people on board was due to a technical failure, Norwegian investigators said Tuesday."Based on the facts we have, it was a technical failure.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

'Impossibly rare' violet diamond found in Australia

Sydney - A rare violet diamond, the largest of its kind ever found at Australia's remote Argyle mine, will be the centrepiece of Rio Tinto's annual pink diamonds showcase, the company said Tuesday.

No distress signal from crashed Norwegian helicopter

Oslo - Norwegian authorities said Monday there was no indication that a helicopter that crashed last week killing all 13 aboard had sent a distress signal.

Australian Craig Wright says he created Bitcoin

London - Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright on Monday identified himself as the creator of Bitcoin following years of speculation about who invented the pioneering digital currency.

British firm's Korean unit apologises over poison deaths

Seoul - The head of a Korean subsidiary of a British consumer goods company was slapped and shouted down Monday as he apologised for his firm's role in selling a humidifier disinfectant blamed for more than 100 deaths in South Korea.

Abortion trials force political shift in N. Ireland

Belfast - The prosecution of women in Northern Ireland over abortion has become a key campaign issue ahead of regional elections on Thursday, with unprecedented political support for reforming the law.

Khan and Goldsmith, London mayoral candidates from different sides of the track

London - The favourites to become London's new mayor on Thursday are two completely contrasting candidates: Zac Goldsmith, the son of a tycoon financier, and Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan.

London ex-mayor Livingstone defends Hitler comments

London - Former London mayor Ken Livingstone said on Saturday he regretted a row over anti-Semitism that has rocked Britain's opposition Labour party, but refused to withdraw comments linking Hitler to Zionism.

Britain's Hammond, Cuba's Castro agree on debt restructuring

Havana - Visiting British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond reached an agreement on restructuring Cuban debt payments in a meeting with President Raul Castro, officials in Havana said.

Britain's Labour under pressure in anti-Semitism row

London - Britain's Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on Friday faced intense pressure over alleged anti-Semitism in his party less than a week before his leadership is tested by local elections.

UK pair accused of giving cash to Brussels, Paris attacks suspect

London - Two people appeared in court in London on Friday accused of giving thousands of pounds to Brussels and Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini when he was in Britain last summer.

London mayor rivals tackle housing in 'Box that Rocks'

London - The two men battling to become London's new mayor confronted the city's housing crisis in the campaign's biggest event, as they faced 6,000 citizens in a thunderous Olympic arena.

British foreign secretary in Cuba, a first since 1959

Havana - Britain's foreign secretary met Cuban officials on the first such visit to the island since 1959, for talks on boosting trade and tourism ties with the communist state.

India asks Britain to deport liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya

New Delhi - India's foreign ministry said Thursday it has asked Britain to deport the embattled former airline boss Vijay Mallya, who faces a money laundering investigation.

Brexit would lead to loss of income for Britons: OECD

London - The OECD on Wednesday became the latest international organisation to urge Britain to stay in the European Union, warning Britons would be worse off if they voted to leave in the June referendum.

Surge in EU immigrants fuels Brexit campaign

Peterborough - In cities like Peterborough, a recent surge in immigration by mainly East European workers is giving momentum to "Brexiters" in the campaign ahead of Britain's referendum on EU membership in June.

Britain 'disappointed' at pace of Egypt student murder probe

London - Britain has said it is "disappointed" at the lack of progress in the investigation into the murder of an Italian student studying at Cambridge who was found dead in Egypt in February.

Fans 'unlawfully killed' in Britain's Hillsborough disaster

Warrington - The 96 Liverpool fans who died in the Hillsborough football stadium disaster were unlawfully killed, a jury found Tuesday, blaming police for the worst tragedy in the history of British sport.

Unseen Beatles footage released

Sydney - Never-before-seen footage of The Beatles "mucking around" in a make-up studio ahead of a television performance, shot more than half a century ago, was released by Australia's national film and sound archive Tuesday.
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